Sarah Kate was founded by Chicago-area mom Sue Gillerlain as a way to use her talents in jewelry design and writing, and her personal experience recovering from an eating disorder, to help raise awareness about eating disorders and to give back.
Ten percent of Life Without Ed® and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me® jewelry sales are donated to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to promote awareness, education, and helpline support.
The Life Without Ed® and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me® jewelry lines are based on author Jenni Schaefer's bestselling books by the same names and stemmed from the idea that recovery from an eating disorder (Ed) is a process and positive daily reminders such as everyday jewelry pieces are incredibly useful and powerful. Life beyond an eating disorder is not only achievable, but also opens up a world of possibilities to live your best life.
Sue is incredibly grateful to know Jenni and to collaborate with her in this jewelry venture over the last 12 years. She is also incredibly grateful for her daughter, Sarah Kate, for whom the company is named. It is a small way for Sue to show her adoration and appreciation for her.
Jenni Schaefer is a bestselling author, internationally known speaker, and a Senior Fellow with The Meadows. She has appeared on shows like “Today,” “Dr. Oz,” and “Dr. Phil,” as well as in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. Her books include Life Without Ed; Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; and Almost Anorexic, a collaboration about subclinical eating disorders with Harvard Medical School. Currently, Jenni is at work on a book about fighting through posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD. An Ambassador with the National Eating Disorders Association, Jenni lives in Austin, Texas, where she can often be found exploring the outdoors. For more information, visit JenniSchaefer.com.